Manhunt over for Oklahoma fugitive, after he is killed during shootout with police
(CNN) — Michael Dale Vance, Jr., the Oklahoma fugitive who authorities said shot two officers and killed two of his relatives last week, was killed in a shootout Sunday night. This is according to the FBI’s Terry Weber.
One officer was shot during the pursuit, according to Ellis County Sheriff Shane Booth.
The officer’s condition is unknown at this time.
Vance, 38 of Chandler, Oklahoma, had been on the run since injuring the two officers in Wellston during a shootout on October 23.
Vance’s relatives were found dead later that night at an uncle’s home in Luther, just northeast of Oklahoma City, authorities said at the time.
The manhunt began in Oklahoma, after two people were found dead and two others wounded.
The officers were responding to a shots fired call, when authorities say Michael Vance opened fire on the officers with an AK-47.
While returning gunfire, Vance was shot twice, before fleeing the scene.
While looking for Vance, police discovered two dead bodies.
They were believed to be relatives of Vance.
Authorities say Vance also stole a patrol car, then later ditched it and carjacked a woman.
The officers and carjacked woman were not seriously hurt.